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ZENGIDS (Syria)

Nur al-Din Mahmud bin Zengi
AH 541-569 / AD 1146-1173


                Æ Fals (5.68 g, 25mm, 12).

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Ref:
Dimashq (Damascus).
Dated AH [55]8 (AD 1162/3).
Central Kufic legend:
         al-Malik al-'âdil
         (The just king)
Above and below, central fleur-de-lis flanked by stars.
Marginal Kufic legend:
         al-izz al-da'im wa al-'amr al-salim [wa al-nasr al-khalid]
         (Perpetual glory and healthy life [and everlasting salvation])
Central Kufic legend:
         Mahmûd ibn Zengî
         (same)
Above and below, central fleur-de-lis flanked by stars.
Marginal Kufic legend:
         [duriba] hadha al-fuls bi-Dimashq sanat theman [wa khamsin wa khams mi'at]
         (This fals was [struck in] Damascus in the year eight [and fifty and five-hundred])
S&S 74.1; Whelan class III; SICA 6, -; Hennequin 586 (same rev. die); Album 1851.